Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Every woman knows the battle she faces each month. Fortunately most of us are in a good enough financial situation that we can purchase hygiene products. However, for some ladies in less typical circumstances, finding a…
‘CRAVE’ ladies night event big hit

Ladies gathered at Distractions in Slave Lake last week for a night of pampering. The event was hosted by an array of local beauty, fashion and wellness businesses and included a fashion show.   Here is Amanda Nicole (right) doing…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader At the Oct. 25 M.D. council meeting, Reeve Murray Kerik read a letter to the M.D. from a couple of residents of the west end of Widewater who are unhappy about what they see as excessive…
Author visits

Newly elected Edmonton city councillor and author Aaron Paquette made an appearance in Slave Lake last month. Community members listened to Paquette read a chapter from his young adult novel Lightfinder. The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library program…

Leader staff When it comes to provincial achievement and diploma exams, students at Living Waters Schools are producing some good results. That’s the news from a Living Waters media release on Oct. 24. The release did not break down the…

Colin Craig Canadian Taxpayers Federation Recently an NDP MLA was chided on social media for reading Mouseland, a somewhat partisan story to students in a local elementary school. Instead, the MLA should have read the old fable The Ant and…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Plans to remediate contaminated land in Faust will be presented at a public meeting in the coming months. The property in question was formerly operated by Alberta Osmose Wood Preservers Ltd. and has been…

Lisa Laferriere Alberta Health Services Up to 50 per cent of breast cancers in Alberta are linked to factors we can influence. However, one in eight women in Alberta will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Some of…

Oct. 25, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council doles out appointments Brian Rosche will be the deputy reeve again. That was the first item in council’s organizational meeting, which preceded a five-hour regular meeting. Other board appointments are as…

Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media Food inflation at the grocery store continues to be an illusion in Canada, but Canadians are paying more for food. That’s because restaurant prices are going up – way up, as is traffic at restaurants. According…

Richard Froese South Peace News Now that the new municipal councils and school boards have been elected and sworn in for a four-year term, it’s time to move forward. Councils and boards can accomplish many positive things by working together…
Live music and coffee

High school student Tinashe Muzah was the latest mid-day musical performer at The Fix Coffee Bar and Bakery in downtown Slave Lake. The shop recently started inviting such performances on the third Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m. Owner…

At The Leader we’re always looking for balance in the way we cover things. That goes for small, local issues and big national or international ones. Not that we spend much ink on topics outside the local context. That isn’t…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader In the ever changing technological climate of today’s workforce, working remotely has become an option for many employers when looking to expand their business or offer more flexible work arrangements to their employees.…

Program coordinator clarifies what’s going on, what the rules are Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s been a lot of chatter about the food bank in Slave Lake lately – how it works and what its rules are and if they…
Atom action

Carson Maitland, left, of the Slave Lake Atom 1 Thunder, causes some trouble for a CNN player in the game on Sunday at the Tervita Arena in Slave Lake. The host Thunder won the game 7 – 3, with Damian…